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Wheelings & Dealings: ConvergeOne Takes Over Spanlink Communications

October 09, 2014

Spanlink Communications, a systems integration company dedicated on serving the unified communications and contact center markets, has recently been taken over by ConvergeOne, an independent integrator of IT, communications, collaboration and customer interaction services.

This new accomplishment is part of ConvergeOne's continuing effort to provide systems and services across all leading technology platforms. No financial terms of the transaction were disclosed.

The new acquisition will enable Spanlink customers to utilize ConvergeOne's nationwide distribution network and portfolio of services. Spanlink has been given a new name as ConvergeOne Collaboration and will carry on to sell, design, implement and provide managed services and support for all three Cisco architectures, while maintaining the same consistency in strategy, leadership and customer focus.

The company will also focus on supporting the entire Cisco platforms such as architectures for collaboration, enterprise networks, and data center/virtualization.

The new ConvergeOne Collaboration unit will be managed by Paul Maier as president, and the previous CEO of Spanlink, Eric LeBow, will step in as the new managing director of ConvergeOne Collaboration, reporting to Maier.

“We are very excited about joining ConvergeOne," LeBow said. "Not only are we partnering with a team that matches our business ethics and our employee and customer satisfaction philosophies — we are also gaining access to a broader distribution network and added investments in managed services and portfolio development as part of the ConvergeOne organization."

John McKenna, chairman and CEO of ConvergeOne, added that this acquisition is a natural progression in ConvergeOne's ongoing strategy to meet customer needs by delivering best-of-breed solutions across all of the leading technology platforms.

Through its nationwide family of system integrators, ConvergeOne offers a "one-stop" destination for its broad spectrum of valued customer relationships, providing in-depth technical expertise and total solution focus. The company is headquartered in Southport, Conn., and has acquired all the main certification available in the Cisco collaboration business division.

Edited by Alisen Downey